Project: J.D. Neuhaus, Witten
Sector: Mechanical engineering
Areas: Open space, locker cupboards, kitchen installations
Office furniture: lockers
Specialist retailer: Beck, Essen
Photographer: Beck, Essen
In Witten, Germany, J.D. Neuhaus manufactures hoists and crane systems for the most challenging applications. The idea that came from the company's founder Johann Diederich Conrad Neuhaus in 1745 and earned him an entry as "Manufacturer" in the Sprockhövel Register of Manufacturers was: to have delighted customers, who move loads in the most difficult conditions.
A completely new working environment was to be created in the existing office building, which dates back to the 1990s. J.D. Neuhaus wanted a pioneering office and room concept, incorporating the latest findings on modern workplace design with regard to light, acoustics and office architecture.
In the new open-space office, three-file-high basic S cupboards with gliding and sliding doors were used to divide up the space. In some cases, the cupboards have a bridge-shaped framework made of 38-mm-thick lightweight boards with oak decor, which serve as communication surfaces.
The open kitchenette was made to measure by werner works and installed, on site, in the space module.
Locker cupboards provide staff with their own personal lockers for storing their valuables. The fronts of the lockers were labelled with number images, at the customer's request.